Luke 12:42

“And the Lord said, Who then is that faithfull and wise steward, whom his Lord shall make ruler ouer his houshold, to giue them their portion of meate in due season?”

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Other Translations

And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom [his] lord shall make ruler over his household, to give [them their] portion of meat in due season?
- King James Version

And the Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the Lord said, Who then is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall set over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord said, Who then is the wise and responsible servant whom his lord will put in control of his family, to give them their food at the right time?
- Basic English Bible

And the Lord said, Who then is the faithful and prudent steward, whom his lord will set over his household, to give the measure of corn in season?
- Darby Bible

And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of provisions in due season?
- Webster's Bible

Who, then, replied the Lord, "is the faithful and intelligent steward whom his Master will put in charge of His household to serve out their rations at the proper times?
- Weymouth Bible

The Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the right times?
- World English Bible

And the Lord seide, Who, gessist thou, is a trewe dispendere, and a prudent, whom the lord hath ordeyned on his meyne, to yyue hem in tyme mesure of whete?
- Wycliffe Bible

And the Lord said, `Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward whom the lord shall set over his household, to give in season the wheat measure?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 12:42


12:42 Who is that faithful and wise steward - Our Lord's answer manifestly implies, that he had spoken this parable primarily (though not wholly) to the ministers of his word: Whom his lord shall make ruler over his household - For his wisdom and faithfulness.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 12:42


Lu 12:42 Who then is the faithful and wise steward? See notes on Mt 24:45-51.

Discussion for Luke 12

  • Marilyn
    Luke 12th really blessed my soul. I am so happy that God knows everything and sees everything. Just think how Great God is . To know the millions of people live or dead God knows how many HAIRS are on his head. Just look at a person s head or even the Ball ones, or the ones who lost hair due to sickness or treatments. God knows just how much hair is on the head. No secrets are kept from God.
  • David
    the King James bible that I believe is the word of God. Not just containing some of the word of God is written in English, it has been translated under the guidance of the Holy Spirit of God. The phrase the Holy Ghost is used in 93 verses in the New Testament. In one verse it declares that the Church was purchased with His blood Acts 20-28, in another God through His Son commanded that baptism was to be in the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Ghost. Why would any one want to change just one word.
  • Ross
    Very reassuring .
  • Ama
    As the moth is drawn to The brightness of the flame, my heart melts in your the fiery light of your word.
  • Obbie Beal
    57-59 Jesus mind is on Salvation, so HE use an ‘earthly parable of a ‘legal proceeding’ to instruct them /us on ‘a process’ that everyone can freely apply to ourselves thereby resolve the ‘personal issue’ of not being saved (see John 3:16-21); rightly following John 3:16 will save you or I, thereby we avoid the sentencing hearing seen in Rev:20:12-15).
  • Obbie Beal
    54-56 ..., ..., Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, especially, Revelation).

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